Whenever you get a game that takes some of the good features from Modern Warfare we think that a developer has not tried to be original enough. However, when that is implemented onto a combat flight simulator game, then the reaction is a little different. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (view trailer) is out today in the US, and we have a little problem with some recent review scores, as they seem a little confusing.
The first review was from Game Master, and they have given Assault Horizon and 87 percent, so how come CVG calls this a very pleasing score? Maybe we have come to expect game reviews to always hit over 90 percent these days? Some readers feel that the review does not offer that much, as it is only 3 paragraphs long.
Can we really take a review seriously if they have not put much effort into a more in-depth look at the game? Game Master themselves has said that the game is not that great, which is why they gave it a lower score — again CVG said it was pleasing. `So where does the game fail, well there are suggestions that the franchise has now lost its way by giving it a sort of Call of Duty makeover.
I love these types of games, but always have an issue with the speed of such a game. Trying to complete missions is a very tough task, as the plane moves along at speeds that require fast reflexes. Personally the old WWII flight combat games have more to offer, as you can get a feel for the plane more — well that and the aircrafts have more character.